Questions most frequently asked of Procurement and Contracts personnel have been listed below. If you do not find an answer to your specific question, please visit the FAQ pages at our other web sites. You can also contact the appropriate staff member by phone or email.
Q: Where can I print tax exemption information?
A: A link to the Tax Exemption Certificate is provided on the Quick Link Forms page of the Procurement and Contracts site.
Q: What types of items are considered equipment?
A: We recommend that you contact the Office of Receiving and Property for a concise answer to this question.
Q: What items are available on State contract?
A: A link to the State Contracts web site is provided on the Other Links page of the Procurement and Contracts web site.
Q: Can Procurement and Contracts disapprove a purchase request?
A: No. Once the department has approved the requisition, it automatically prints out in the Office of Procurement and Contracts. You must cancel the requisition and start over. If you need help canceling a requisition, please contact your purchasing agent for assistance.
Q: What items can I purchase using the ProCard?
A: The Procurement Card (ProCard) program at Mississippi State University allows departmental personnel to make small dollar purchases (under $5,000) using a VISA credit card. For more specific information about the program, please visit the Procurement Card web site.
Q: What account code(s) should I use?
A: A complete listing of available account codes have been provided on the Accounts Payable web site.
Q: Is there a good resource for gaining information about federal requirements?
A: Department heads should insure that all employees responsible for the expenditure of federal funds shall review and become familiar with the requirements set forth in OMB Circular A-110.
Q: How do we know if a vendor has been suspended or debarred by the federal government?
A: Department heads and others involved with the expenditure of federal funds should be aware of the Federal Excluded Parties List and should ensure that MSU does not do business with companies on the list.